The University of Virginia is incredibly gracious in making the central part of its campus accessible and welcoming to tourists. (Bear in mind that we visited on the Saturday of Easter weekend when classes were not in session.) We tried not to pry too much into the fascinating world of the students who still reside in 18th century dorm rooms; it's kind of them to tolerate strangers wandering around and it is terrific that Jefferson's university remains so lively. The Rotunda displays "commodity, firmness, and delight," just as Jefferson's hero Vitriuvius (1st c BCE) recommended. Edgar Allen Poe's room, however, may not be worth the effort to locate unless you're really a fan. But the campus is indeed rewarding to visit. Thanks, UVA!
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